Eric Ferrara

Learn About the Jewish Gangs of the Lower East Side this Weekend

Last modified March 20, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Those with a penchant for learning about New York’s gangs of yesteryear should take note. Eric Ferrara, the author of Manhattan Mafia Guide & A Guide to Gangsters, Murderers, and Weirdo’s of NYC’s Lower East Side, has compiled a slide lecture that hones in on the multiple Jewish gangs operating on the LES from the 1890s through the 1950s. The standard-issue […]

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Tonight: Preservation Efforts on the Lower East Side

Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Lower East Side History Project (LESHP) and New York Public Library event series continues tonight with a discussion about preservation efforts in the neighborhood.  Panelists include Rob Hollander, Elizabeth Solomon, and David Mulkins.

Museum of the American Gangster to Open at Theatre 80

Last modified February 18, 2010 at 3:30 pm

As EV Grieve also noted, a new museum dedicated to American gangsters is opening at Theatre 80 on St. Mark’s Place. From the Boogie inbox: I am proud to announce the opening of the Museum of the American Gangster at 80 St. Marks Place (between 1st and 2nd Avenue), inside the historic Theater 80 building. […]